Category Archives: Thailand

Final thoughts on Thailand (2018)

We’ve been to Thailand three times since May 2018.  The first time we visited Bangkok and luxuriated in the idea of being newly retired.  The second time we visited Phuket and Koh Samui, lounging on the beach (and getting some … Continue reading

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Reasons not to visit Sukhothai

Sukhothai Historical Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, contains the ruins of the capital of the Sukhothai Kingdom, which existed from the mid-1200’s to the mid 1400’s. You really, really shouldn’t go to Sukhothai.  Why?  Well, let me tell you. … Continue reading

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Drowning in Khao Soi in Chiang Mai

If you are what you eat, I am currently nothing but a big bowl of khao soi. We spent 14 nights in Chiang Mai, and I ate 17 bowls of khao soi in that time. I know, I know, some … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai street food tour

We aren’t typically the type of people that book a bunch of food tours.  They almost never represent value for the money.  (How can they, when excellent street food costs only a dollar or two?)  And, we tend to be … Continue reading

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Kicking back in Chiang Mai

As you can tell from the radio silence issuing from the Schneiduks, our time in Chiang Mai has been pretty quiet.  We full-on embraced the digital nomad/cafe culture here, and hardly did much of anything. Most days, we slept in … Continue reading

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Underwater near Ko Samui

Sometimes you know better, you really do, and you do something stupid anyway….One of those experiences kind of put a crimp on our visit to Ko Samui (sometimes spelled Koh Samui).  We had stopped into a bar called Surf House … Continue reading

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A scooter ride around Phuket

After sitting on our butts and doing next to nothing for two weeks, we finally decided it was time to rent a scooter.  But renting a scooter in Phuket is a bit more difficult than some other places.  First, many … Continue reading

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